I began accumulating items for Jules’ room in December and I feel like I have come far enough to post about where we are today.
Here was where I started with the inspiration.
I am not sure why I had the pink in there nor why I was so on the fence about changing it to a teal. I was set enough to start purchasing the teal as I was making that inspiration board! Jeez girl.
**All of the pink went to Jane. Jules only ended up with the pink as she found this blanket, that I had stored for Jane, and claimed it for herself……cuz it is crazy soft. but not to worry – that teal blanket below is just as soft.
We kept all the art from her Montana room.
She is super jazzed that everything is up on the walls and that her fairy lights are up. The room is very small but it is the only one with a closet and that’s what was most important to her.
I updated Jules’ room before we left Montana and she was very sad to leave it behind. See Jules’ Room in the Montana House Tour. Now that we are getting settled into the Prairie Victorian I have been pulling together some images of what I would like to do for her room here.
The most striking item is the giant wall clock. It remains to be seen as to whether Jules would actually say yes to it – but it a super cool feature in this proposal. also that super cute furry bone bunny is just such an out of the ordinary piece…I had to add it in. Our family loves Halloween, its just a slight nod. I might also switch out the pink for a teal.
Sometimes I think to myself – my poor family, they have to put up with constant changes in the house, me always asking if they are ok with how their rooms look…secretly crossing my fingers that there is something that they want to change. And if they don’t want to change anything, me thinking up a reason to surprise them with something new. Does that make me a lunatic? Probably. I am surprised Dave hasn’t lost it, especially when he comes home from a work trip and opens a drawer in the kitchen to find hand towels instead of our silverware or has to search for the plates for the umpteenth time in our marriage.
They must really love me. 🙂
Jules had an eventful birthday this year. Her piano recital was first thing on Saturday morning….no sleeping in for you sweetheart.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at home, prepping for the party. The kids had a blast – it was a very ‘crafty’ time. I kid you not….its like a glitter bomb went off in my house. I will be cleaning that up for months to come….hahahaha The projects were winter themed; button wreaths, foam picture frames and tiny little wooden shapes. The girls decorated their own cupcakes as well.
All in all a busy, messy and loud birthday. I would call that a success
Happy 11th Birthday Blondie….I love you
Another one for the books. Over the course of the night we had 30 people wandering around. See this Post for my inspiration. Jane was incredibly happy with her friends and the evening as a whole. Here are some highlights:
Food prep – regular and mini cupcakes. Frosted and un-frosted cookies. Pizzas in the oven.
Harriet greeting the guests.
Creating a photo corner for the the guests
Papa and Grandma the Witch
Bobbing for Apples
The kids looked like they had a blast. They did a Skull Toss for cookies, bobbed for apples and went ‘fishing’ for glow in the dark necklaces. My favorite was the apple bobbing. They got really into it and were very wet when I sent them home…..Sorry Parents!!
Hints on the Skull toss – the skulls below are all plastic and when we were setting up the games beforehand, it seemed like the bobbing for apples and fishing in the dark would not be enough….so out came a wide plastic Halloween Treat bowl. Perfect in a pinch and super easy. The kids really enjoyed it and played multiple times as the evening went on.
As I stated in my inspiration post – the best part about this is that it was super easy to adjust all of the Halloween decor and morph it into DIY Birthday/Halloween decor. A little pumpkin spray paint to blend the themes together and we are in business.
Look at how cute they are.
Happy Halloween Everyone! Be safe.
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